Team India, captained by Rohit Sharma, has made it to the final of the ICC World Test Championship and now this team will play this final match against Australia at The Oval in June.
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Ahmedabad: The Indian cricket team has qualified for the final of the ICC World Test Championship. Team India defeated Australia 2-1 in the four-match Test series on Monday. On the other hand, New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka in the first test match and paved the way for India’s final. Now Team India will play the final against Australia in The Oval only. The eyes of the Indian team are now on preparing for this title match. For this, she will focus on IPL. Rohit Sharma has disclosed this.
Rohit Sharma has revealed after the fourth Test match that in IPL-2023, Team India’s eyes will be on preparing for the Test Championship. Apart from this, he told how the players of Team India will prepare for the World Test Championship final during the IPL.
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Preparation will be like this
The final of the World Test Championship is to be played on June 7. Before this the players of Team India will play in IPL. Duke ball will be used in the final match played in England. Rohit said after the match, “By May 21, six teams will be out of IPL-2023. That’s why we will try to send Indian players of these teams to UK soon. We will monitor their workload and the bowlers will be given Dukes ball to prepare for the WTC final in IPL.”
Rahul Dravid said this
At the same time, Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid has also said that he will think about it. Dravid said, “We qualified for it at lunch. I refrain from saying anything until things are clear. We will celebrate it. It will be quite challenging as the IPL final is just a week before the WTC final. We’ll think about it.
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deficiency will be fulfilled
The Indian team has reached the WTC final for the second time in a row. Earlier, in the first edition of WTC, India made it to the finals. But in the final match played at the Oval, Team India was defeated by New Zealand. This time again Team India has reached the final and this time it will try to fulfill the shortcoming which was left last time and put the ICC trophy in its bag. India has not won any ICC tournament since 2013.
In 2013, India won the ICC Champions Trophy by defeating England under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. After this, Team India has not been able to win any other ICC trophy and remained bereft after coming close. In 2014, Team India made it to the final of the T20 World Cup but lost to Sri Lanka. In 2019, India made it to the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup but New Zealand did not allow them to go to the finals. In 2022, India entered the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup but could not go beyond that.
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